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Holiday Reflections & Recipes (12/10/13)

BY DEVIN LOGAN

Happy holidays everyone! Hope everyone spent some time with friends or family and are grateful for everything in your lives. I know I am! It always seems like the holiday season falls on the pre-season of skiing so I never really get to spend time with my family. I always remember how grateful I am for them and the support they have all given me over the years to get me to where I am today. This holiday season I was grateful to have my “adopted” family, The Spences, take me in to celebrate Thanksgiving with their family!

Growing up I always seemed to have the task of peeling and mashing the potatoes on Thanksgiving Day. You might say my mom put me to work on the tedious tasks so she didn’t have to do it herself, but the mashed potatoes are the most important part of the dinner, aside from the turkey. This holiday I wanted to share a little bit of my family traditions with my “adopted” family. If I do say so myself, I killed it this year! I made some bomb garlic, cheese and bacon mashed potatoes that everyone was raving about! Another dish I brought to the table this year is one of my favorites, baked brie, a recipe I got off of Pinterest (one of my favorite websites) and adjusted. I mean who doesn’t love melted cheese inside a croissant roll?! Lucky for you, my special readers, I am going to share my recipe! Maybe you’ll make it for the upcoming holidays?

Devin Logan’s Baked Brie


  1. Make sure you have all your ingredients:

    1. Roll of Brie
    2. Package of croissant rolls
    3. Any type of jam you enjoy! I used fig and strawberry this go-round.
  2. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  3. Place the croissant roll down on a dish or baking sheet. Then spread your favorite jam all over it.
  4. Place the brie in the middle of the croissant and proceed to add more on top of the brie.
  5. Fold the sides of the croissant over the top of the brie. (It doesn’t have to be pretty.)
  6. Bake on 350 for about 20 minutes or until it looks golden brown.
  7. Serve with crackers or bread and enjoy!

Take it from me — you can’t go wrong with baked brie. The messier and gooier it is, THE BETTER!

Now with tasty food in my belly and good times spent with friends it makes me reflect on the upcoming season and how fortunate I am to have so many good people who are behind me. Whatever may happen this season, I know I have people who love me and will always be there for me. I can’t express enough of how grateful I am for the things I have in my life and the opportunities that have crossed my path. I am so fortunate for everything I have and I take nothing for granted! On that note, looking to the next couple of weeks I will be skiing my hardest in all of the qualifications for the Olympic Winter Games, and hope I can make everyone and myself proud!